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Contract or agreements in English valid?

If I get client to sign a contract in English then is it enforceable by law or is it automatically void as English is not official language of Swissy?
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If I get client to sign a contract in English then is it enforceable by law or is it automatically void as English is not official language of Swissy?
Of where?
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Of where?
Say you are a Swiss client and both of us are in Swissy. I offer you a service for X amount of Swiss Francs, you accept the offer by signing an agreement which is written in English.

Would that agreement be valid inside Swissy if you try to cheat me off the money?
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Say you are a Swiss client and both of us are in Swissy. I offer you a service for X amount of Swiss Francs, you accept the offer by signing an agreement which is written in English.

Would that agreement be valid inside Swissy if you try to cheat me off the money?
Where? .
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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

I think you'll find it's quite illegal for ANYone to enter into contracts with panda bears no matter where they are.
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Old 07.05.2012, 16:59
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Where? .
Where what? Zurich? Switzerland?


Swissy is the new term used on the forum by Panda to demonstrate his love for Switzerland and Swiss(y) people.
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Old 07.05.2012, 17:01
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Say you are a Swiss client and both of us are in Swissy.
i think the point that caviarchips is trying to get at is that the correct term is "in Swiss".
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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

It seems no one else speaks Panda. So having the contract written in Panda will probably do you no good.

Good luck with you quest.

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i think the point that caviarchips is trying to get at is that the correct term is "in Swiss".
Would it be "in Swisso" for Italian part of Swissy?
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It seems no one else speaks Panda. So having the contract written in Panda will probably do you no good.

Good luck with you quest.

Come on you must know the answer. Are agreements made in English valid here? So far Swiss handshakes have always worked but one can't be too careful.
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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

Yes. (this message is too short and all that)
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Oh and I think they should teach the basics of law in Pandanistan.
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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

No idea, but if you are going to do this regularly, would it really be too much trouble to get it translated into German?
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It is complicated because there are lot of variables so I need to edit it regularly. I will look into it though.
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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

Well if someone signs it in english and is an english speaker then its hard to claim they ddin't understand the contract. On the other hand if they are english and sign the german, french or italian version they might come back to you later and claim they didn't understand.

I am not a legal person but based on this approach you may be better protected then using a language not understood by the person.
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Where what? Zurich? Switzerland?


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Re: Contract or agreements in English valid?

The banks & Swisscom make contracts in English, it works for them so I suspect you will get away with it too.
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Come on you must know the answer. Are agreements made in English valid here? So far Swiss handshakes have always worked but one can't be too careful.
I think that I recall that a legally binding contract can be made in any language here as long as it is understood by both parties EXCEPT in the case of contracts which need to be registered eg property, or buying businesses etc in which case they need to be both translated to ensure understanding on behalf of the signatories AND signed in the original Swiss language
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Wow, ignorance (of the name) and arrogance (talking about yourself in the third person).....breathtaking!

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Panda has much higher aims. Panda is just passing through and hopes that his awesomeness and spelling mistakes will rub on other forum members.
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Panda has much higher aims. Panda is just passing through and hopes that his awesomeness and spelling mistakes will rub on other forum members.
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